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Is PINA on the right pathway?

PINA stakeholders and members found out at their recent summit in Noumea that the regional organization has been recently registered in Fiji as a limited liability company, Pacific Islands News Association Limited. Explanations as to why PINA needed to incorporate ranges from the need for the organization to become compliant with the accountability requirements of […]

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Inappropriate land-grabs in Tonga

The land tenure system in many Pacific Islands is becoming a hot political subject of debate, writes Kalafi Moala. For some Pacific Island states, land issues have reached critical points, which is why land could be the central theme of key reform debates in the next decade or so. In an article by Gemima Garrett […]

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Teena Brown Pulu, Modern Colonalism: Dialogues with Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka

TEENA BROWN PULU Modern Colonialism: Dialogues with Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka  Abstract For this second article in a series of four stimulated by conversations about present day Tonga, Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka discuss whether there is a Tongan frame or explanation for development.  And what about concepts and practices […]

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Rethinking Development in Tonga: Dialogues with Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka

TEENA BROWN PULU Rethinking Development in Tonga: Dialogues with Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka Abstract Acknowledging the work of the late Tongan professors, Futa Helu and Epeli Hau’ofa, this is the first in a series of four articles.  Teena Brown Pulu revisits Helu’s criticism of development in Tonga by framing interview conversations with […]

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